China Justice Observer

中国司法观察

Voice of Chinese Judges

The Voice of Chinese Judges Series is summaries of selected articles of Chinese judges posted on the China Justice Observer (CJO), to reflect their thoughts on the existing issues concerning China’s law and judicial system. You may get to know the insightful views of judges from China’s Supreme People’s Court, look into the detailed analyses given by judges in some significant cases, and even learn about the operating mechanism of Chinese courts from judges’ perspectives.

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 Insights

Chinese courts at various levels, to some extent, are part of the administrative bodies in the national hierarchy, rather than just a judicial organ with the sole responsibility of adjudicating cases.

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 Insights

Chinese courts have long been perplexed by the problem of how to accurately ascertain and apply foreign law. There is a tendency to apply the lex fori, i.e., Chinese law, which is familiar to Chinese judges, on the grounds of failure to prove the foreign law, due to the fact that the judges lack convenient means in ascertainment.